The House Guests compete for a grand prize of 0,000 and a runner-up prize of ,000.In addition to the grand prize and the runner-up prize, various smaller prizes were offered throughout the game.
The Head of Household room is an exotic island oasis.
The headboard is made from a surfboard, there are Hula girl table lamps, rattan carpet and Polynesian knickknacks.
During the second Luxury competition of the season on Day 71, Ryan and Sharon won an in-house screening of the 20th Century Fox film What Happens in Vegas..., a VIP experience that includes a shopping spree and tickets to the May 1 premiere of the film in Hollywood, and a chance to meet the cast at an after party.
On the season finale, James won $25,000 by America's choice.
The series ended after 81 days, in which House Guest Adam Jasinski was crowned the winner, and Ryan Quicksall the runner-up.
Following the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America strike, the trade magazine Variety reported that CBS, in response, was considering airing a winter edition of Big Brother, and that the network started cast auditions.
A new feature for Big Brother 9 was the addition of watching the live Internet feeds and new episode of Big Brother live on Media FLO enabled cell phones.
Big Brother 9 was broadcast on television in the United Kingdom, airing on E4 with two one-hour episodes on Thursday nights and one one-hour episode on Tuesday nights, the first episode was shown on February 14 with the finale shown on April 29, 2008. The house has an outdoors theme due to this being the first season to air during the winter season.
The ninth season saw a decrease in ratings when compared to past editions of the series.